AVAILABLE POSITIONS Game Design Director
Zynga is looking for an experienced Game Design Director to work on a new mobile title. This role owns the game design vision from concept through to game launch, and is involved in hands-on design work, developing and socializing a creative framework, and building and leading a team.
- Own, drive, and communicate the creative vision for a new game
- Define game pillars, systems map, player journey, and related design foundation
- Work closely with all team members to design, prototype, and evaluate gameplay and systems
- Be the advocate of good design practices across the studio
- Create or adapt leading game features to work with an existing game
- Pitch new ideas to division leadership/lead brainstorming sessions on the team
- Work with product managers, developers and artists to lead all aspects of the development process
- Hold a high quality bar and give feedback on user experience stories and wireframe screens and flows
- Remain up-to-date with Game Design literature and standard methodologies to be an evangelist for the craft of Game Design
Desired Skills and Experience
- Experience building and leading creative teams
- Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to simultaneously handle complex design challenges across multiple projects / feature areas
- Expert in synthesizing audience insights and market data into creative frameworks
- Possesses an extensive knowledge of the casual games market
- Solid knowledge of game balancing and pacing
- Translates direct consumer insights, market data, and analysis into creative design solutions
- Passionate gamer
- 2+ shipped games
What we offer you:
- Competitive salary and generous bonus plan
- ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Plan)
- 401K Company Match Contribution
- Medical, dental, vision, EAP, life insurance, and disability benefits
- Virtual mental health and neurodiversity support programs
- Family planning support program
- Generous paid maternity/parental leave
- Subsidized Back-up child care
- Discretionary Time Off policy for many employees
- Flexible working hours on many teams
- Culture of diversity and inclusion including employee resource groups
- Work with cool people and impact millions of daily players
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Careers Category: Game Design
Careers location: Austin, TX, Bay Area, CA, Carlsbad, CA, Chicago, IL, Eugene, OR, Toronto, Canada
Connected Worker Type: Connected, Onsite
Requisition Id: R_Z-P212610
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